It's July! We're already halfway through 2021. Here's a look at how things are going at Ficsation and what to expect in the next 6 months.
Love it or hate it, there's no denying ABO or "omegaverse" has made a splash in PNR and fanfic. Why the heck is it so popular?
Some parts of the queer community reject asexuality as "queer enough." Yet asexuality is actually more of a threat to the heteronormative order than most would care to admit.
Why are bi and pansexual people so misunderstood or told to "pick a side"? It has a lot to do with the balance of power in our society.
Someone said romance doesn't belong in science fiction. But sci-fi and romance are more tangled up than most would like to admit.
It's easy to think of mpreg as a kind of modern invention, related to scientific advance and scifi writers. As it turns out, it's probably a lot older.
Content warnings are a topic of serious debate. Are they spoilers? Do they coddle our readers? I think they show that we care.
So, I wrote a western. The Bull by His Horns, as much as it a sci-fi/paranormal/weird story, has elements of westerns. It features cowboys, Texan drawls, men riding horses (and bulls), and even a plot about a man wrongly accused and in danger of mob violence. Some of the elements that are present are also part of the history of America’s west too—like the background genocide. (Oh, what, you...
One of the reasons I wanted to make Ferr a Black-presenting character in The Bull by His Horns was to address the cultural myth that all cowboys were white. Over time, the history of people of color working as cowboys in America’s Wild West has been lost, erased. It was replaced with the myth of a white cowboy. Why and how did this happen? At the root, we know exactly why it occurred: racism...
For my upcoming book, The Bull by His Horns, I knew I wanted to feature cowboys. And specifically, I wanted to pay homage to the often glossed-over fact that most in the American Wild West weren’t white. Many were Black; some were Latinx and yet others were Indigenous people. (Nishant Aneja /Pexels.com) So, it seemed only natural to make the love interest a Black cowboy. Of course, said love...